The initial consultation fee is $195 and every subsequent antenatal visit is $95. You will be reimbursed through Medicare for these visits, $72.75 and $40.10 respectively, until you reach your Safety Net, after which your antenatal visit reimbursement will increase to $73.05.
There is a one-time Planning and Management fee, which is charged by all obstetricians to help cover the cost of the obstetrician being on call 24 hours a day, his/her medical insurance for the delivery, and coordinating and overseeing your care throughout your pregnancy. Our doctors charge $2500 for this service and Medicare will reimburse $275-$500 depending on your family income.
Our doctors participate in ‘No Gap’ schemes with most private health funds. This means that you will have no out-of-pocket expenses, other than your excess, for your delivery regardless of whether you have a vaginal delivery or caesarean section. There may be additional charges for pathology and ultrasounds. If a paediatrician, anaesthetist or surgical assistant is required, they will bill you separately.
Roxanne will go over these fees at your first visit and, as always, feel free to ask any questions.